Since 2001, the Frist Art Museum has brought internationally acclaimed exhibitions to our community, exposing many to contemporary art for the first time. The appetite for the art of our time has grown and continues to impact the local art scene. With this acute appreciation in mind, the Friends of Contemporary Art was started in 2015 to support the Frist’s organization and presentation of contemporary exhibitions. Consider joining the Friends of Contemporary Art today.

In appreciation for supporting contemporary arts at the Frist, we extend the following opportunities to Friends:

• Chances to meet contemporary artists and visit their studios
• Exclusive travel offers
• Access to Frist Art Museum curators through special gatherings
• VIP access to Frist Art Museum contemporary art events
• Social gatherings with other contemporary art enthusiasts

Current and upcoming contemporary art exhibitions at the Frist:

Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar
February 20, 2020–January 10, 2021

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
October 2, 2020–January 10, 2021

The Frist shop is stocked with specialty items for the holidays.
If you purchase a new Frist Art Museum membership on-site at the museum, you will receive a special 20% discount on items purchased in the gift shop the day that membership is purchased.